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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 36: California Avenue Between Keokuk and Chippewa Streets

Skipping over the block of California Avenue between Osage and Keokuk since I felt it was already well-documented, we get to the block just to the south of Chippewa. There are a lot of relatively small houses, with the typical… Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Dutchtown, Part 35: California Avenue Between Gasconade and Osage Streets, Revisited

I had visited this section of California Avenue back in October of 2019, but it looked different with the foliage all grown up, so I inadvertently photographed it again. It’s interesting to see how the landscape changes over the course… Continue Reading

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Wyoming Street Between Pennsylvania and Nebraska Avenues, Benton Park West, North Side

This massive commercial building above has a rare and valuable ghost sign for the Green Tree Brewery, which was once located in Soulard. The houses on this block are older than to the west and there are some nice Italianate… Continue Reading

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Wyoming Street Between Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues, Benton Park West, North Side

Wyoming Street near the old Union Brewery/later Falstaff Plant No. 2 has a row of exceptional houses that I’ve looked at before. I wonder if some of the upper management of the brewery originally lived in some of these buildings.… Continue Reading

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Missouri Avenue Between Ann and Shenandoah Avenues, McKinley Heights

I went and photographed the 2200 block of Missouri Avenue, walking north looking at the west side of the street until I reached Ann Avenue, and then turning around and photographing the east side. As the Sanborn Map from August… Continue Reading

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Virginia Avenue Between Sidney Street and Halliday Avenue, East Side

I’m not going to apologize for or lay off my criticism of the crap that’s happening to innocent houses such as the one you see above and below. They’re the same house, before and after a certain firm gets ahold… Continue Reading